22-243 starting points needed!

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by combatcurt, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. combatcurt

    combatcurt Active Member

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    Hey guys, just started a new build on an old bench gun and I'm looking for any load data for 22-243win using 75gr AMAX. Barrel is a 28" ss fluted made by Benchmark. Twist is 1:9. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Without a doubt, I experienced the highest velocity and BEST ACCURACY with RE22 in my rifle. However, I was shooting a 22-243AI and using 75 A-Max (moly) bullets exclusively. H1000 and 7828 are worth a try too.

    Without any data on the 22-243 (plain) and using naked bullets I can't help you out with a starting load but I would be starting with RE22.

    Good luck - the 22-243, in any variation, is addictive. :D

     

  3. combatcurt

    combatcurt Active Member

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    thanks for the reply! I was also wondering if i should go with BR primers or not.
     
  4. crowhorse67

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    Fed 215M, H1000 47.5grs., 75 Amax

    My 26" Shilen puts these in .238" @ 3550 fps. gun)
     
  5. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I never found a need to use magnum primers in a 243 case but they obviously worked for crowhorse67. Velocity was 3,670 ft/sec. It proved to be a devastating load on fat PA groundhogs out to 1,000 yds.

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  6. Rupe

    Rupe Well-Known Member

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    Wow! What a shooter! Congrates you had a heck of a day of hunting. What was the close shot and what was the farthest shot made?
     
  7. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember what the long/short ranges were on that day but I've taken a number of them between 800-900 yds which is as far as you can shoot on the farms that I hunt. The most common shots were about 650yds from the road shoulder to the tree line directly across the field in one of my most productive locations.

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  8. Rupe

    Rupe Well-Known Member

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    Gee's Don't let that ranch field get away from you. That is amazing that many shot in one day.
    Good job!

    Rupe